Ravellenics: Rainbow Sock Hockey!

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To continue on with 2014 ‘the year of the sock’ I have decided to take part in the 2014 Winter Ravellenics Sock Hockey event! Essentially the idea is to knit a pair of socks during the Winter Olympics, starting during (or after) the opening ceremony and finish by the closing ceremony. There are loads of events to take part in so I might take part in one of the quicker challenges if I finish the socks!

I am not going to dwell on the political aspects of the Winter Olimpics in Russia, as others have written far more eloquently than I could ( old maiden aunt)

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In fact it was the gorgeous ‘nothing to hide’ yarn dyed specifically for the Ravellenics by Old Maiden Aunts Lilith that caught my eye on twitter and having read her post I was even more excited to take part! Isn’t it just stunning?

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To top of the fabulous yarn, Lilith is making a donation to Stonewall for every skein sold and every finished item. I will be making my own donation too!

Ive been a bit undecided on the pattern but eventually chose Three’s a Crowd which is quite a simple stitch pattern. I needed to be realistic, the Winter Olympics are only 2 weeks so I need to keep it simple.

I even did a little mini swatch to check out the patter (its the slipped stitches at the top) its gorgeous to knit with and Im so excited about the colours!

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Cast on is tomorrow at 4pm, I will just be arriving in Brighton for a girly weekend so cast on may have to be on the way back on sunday! Although I’m sure ill find a few minutes over the weekend to knit a few stitches!

I will keep you posted! All other sock knitting is on hold (well after cast on).

Lots of love
Shoe xxx

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